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Eerie images of abandoned aircraft

What goes up must come down -- and, eventually, stay down.

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Deserted in Iceland

This United States Navy Douglas Super DC-3 can be found in Iceland on Sólheimasandur Beach.

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2 of 27 Travis Vaughn Photography

An inside look

The same Navy plane looks like something from an epic fantasy film through the lens of photographer Travis Vaughn.

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Out of this world

The surroundings of this DC-3 in Iceland could be mistaken for another planet.

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Scrapped

An urban explorer gets acquainted with an abandoned Soviet plane in Umm Al Quwain, Dubai.

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Another angle

The Emirates National Auto Museum in Abu Dhabi is a treasure trove of abandoned automobiles and aircraft, including this Lockheed L-1011 TriStar TT-DWE.

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Blue sky dreams

Here's a brighter look at the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar TT-DWE at the Emirates National Auto Museum.

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A wing and a prayer

It's clear to see why the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar TT-DWE is a big favorite.

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8 of 27 @_kellyrichmond/Instagram

Wind beneath the wings

Several retired planes are parked in this lot at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.

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9 of 27 @dapiercey/Instagram

Aloha

One such plane is this Aloha Airlines Boeing 737-200.

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Lying around

These planes are now canvases for street artists in Bangkok.

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11 of 27 @edwfree/Instagram

Inside out

Here's an interior view of one of the abandoned planes in Bangkok.

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Ominous sky

An abandoned 737 sits still under cloudy skies in Bali.

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Perched

This old aircraft is propped up in Myanmar.

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More bite than flight

This Percival P-57 Sea Prince T1 G-RACA can be found at Long Marston Airfield in Warwickshire, England.

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15 of 27 @patrick_mc_callion/Instagram

Happy trails

This decommissioned plane appears to be smiling.

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Discharged and discarded

These US Air Force scraps are resting in an undisclosed location in the northeastern United States.

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Bits and pieces

More salvaged Air Force parts sit in the northeast.

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Grounded

Abandoned at the Nicosia International Airport in the mid 1970s, this aircraft has been stripped of many of its parts.

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Wild wings

It's a jungle out there for this cockpit.

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Cock-eyed cockpit

This tipped aircraft rests in Pau, France.

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End of the runway

This plane stays stationary in Bali.

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22 of 27 @jamienoh331/Instagram

No more turbulence

This Soviet Ilyushin II-76 cargo plane rests beneath the clouds in a Dubai desert.

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23 of 27 Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

Extinguished torch

This plane sits at the now-closed Ellinikon International Airport in Athens, Greece.

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Plane graveyard

The Pinal Airpark in Arizona is the final resting place for a number of planes.

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Retired traveler

This aircraft at the Nicosia International Airport in Nicosia, Cyprus, has been sitting still for decades.

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Parked

This Royal Air Force plane at Long Marston Airfield has seen better days.

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Lofty goals

Here's a view of a decommissioned Russian cargo plane in Dubai.

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